About Latgale | Discover Latvia Tours
Gauja National Park in Autumn | Tour Hiking in Sigulda-Switzerland of Latvia
Picturesque view on Turaida medieval castle | Tour Hiking in Sigulda-Switzerland of Latvia
Bog trail in Ķemeri National Park | Tour Ķemeri and Cena Bog Walks
Bog trail in Cena bog | Tour Ķemeri and Cena Bog Walks
Fishing boat by the sea | Tour Baltic Sea Coastal Scenery & Cape Kolka
Sigulda trails in autumn | Tour Gorgous Golden Autumn in Sigulda
Sigulda in autumn | Tour Gorgous Golden Autumn in Sigulda
Bog trail in Ķemeri National Park | Tour Ķemeri and Cena Bog Walks
Gauja National Park, river Gauja | Tour Gorgous Golden Autumn in Sigulda
Palace "Jaunmokas" | Tour Tour to Kuldīga
Gauja National Park | Tour Hiking in Sigulda-Switzerland of Latvia
Bog trail of Ķemeri National Park in Autumn | Tour Ķemeri and Cena Bog Walks
Turaida Museum Reserve | Tour Gorgous Golden Autumn in Sigulda
Autumn views in the bog | Tour Ķemeri and Cena Bog Walks
Beautiful and large bog lake | Tour Ķemeri and Cena Bog Walks
Church and cemetery in a fishing village | Tour Baltic sea coast and Jūrmala seaside resort

About Latgale

Latgalia or Latgale (Latvian: Latgale, Latgalian: Latgola) is one of the four historical and cultural regions of Latvia recognised in the Constitution of the Latvian Republic. It is the easternmost region north of the Daugava river. While most of Latvia is historically Lutheran, Latgale is historically predominantly Roman Catholic.

Latgale- Land of blue lakes

Kurzeme
  • Ventspils
  • Kuldīga
  • Krāslava
The region has a large population of ethnic Russians, especially in Daugavpils, the largest city in the region. Many of the Russians who lived in Latgale before the Soviet occupation are Old Believers. Rezekne, often called the heart of Latgola, Kraslava, and Ludza are other large towns in the region, which also has a Belarusian minority. There is still a significant Polish minority (Daugavpils has almost as many Poles as Latvians). As part of the Polotsk and Vitebsk guberniyas, the region was part of the Pale of Settlement and had a very large Jewish population -- but most of the Jews perished in the Holocaust and much of the remainder has emigrated.

See video about Latgale and it's amazing Potters

Latgales Potters - Masters of Clay from LTDA on Vimeo.